On this day: January 23

Published On: Jan 22 2013 04:26:32 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 23 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

The deadliest earthquake in recorded history hits China, Duke Ellington plays Carnegie Hall, North Korea captures a U.S. Navy ship, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first class, all on this day.

OTD January 23 - Hennepin Avenue Bridge
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Minnesota Historical Society

1855: The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minn., a crossing made today by the Father Louis Hennepin Bridge.

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